Rigveda Wiki

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Rigveda Wiki
Web address www.rigvedawiki.net
Commercial? no
Type of site
Registration optional
Available in Korean
Content license
CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 Korea
Written in PHP
Owner Cheongdong (Korean: 청동)
Created by Hamjang (Korean: 함장)
Launched 1 March 2007; 7 years ago (2007-03-01)
Alexa rank
61,504 global, 579 in South Korea (May 2014)[1]
Current status Online

Rigveda Wiki (Korean: 리그베다 위키) is a Korean wiki started on March 1, 2007. As of July 17, 2013, it has more than 200,000 articles, making it the third largest Korean-language wiki following Korean Wikipedia and Korean Wiktionary. It focuses on a wide range of topics.


On March 9, 2012, Rigveda Wiki was separated from Angelhalo, a website based on a wiki, and became an independent website.[2][3] On August 2, 2013, Rigveda Wiki opened its beta service and the layout of website has since changed. Since then, people can use Rigveda Wiki from mobile devices.[4]


It is based on wiki system which anyone can add or edit information. People can write as logged in members or as anonymous editors signing with their IP addresses. By doing so, users can more freely write articles than Wikipedia, and they can put their opinions as well.[5] As a result, Rigveda Wiki has more articles about pop culture topics such as cartoons, animations, games, and television programs. It has a 'Rigveda Wiki board', a discussion board for discussing, questioning, and answering subjects relevant to articles.[6]

Unlike Wikipedia, where only administrators can delete articles, Rigveda wiki users can delete the articles without administrators. But since the editing log remains, users can restore it at any time, and one needs to ask an administrator to delete the log permanently.[7]

It can have deletions lines. It is a line on the middle of letters that means 'whispering', or something you want to say but you don't want to have that actually being spoken.[8]

Rigveda NPOV policy[edit]

This term stands for Neutral Point of View, but some people also interpret this as Nothing Policy of View in Rigveda Wiki. The NPOV of Rigveda wiki is different from Wikipedia's NPOV. Since Rigveda Wiki is mainly based in Korea, Korean laws directly affect Rigveda Wiki, everything written in Rigveda wiki puts Korea's opinion first. For example, in Rigveda wiki, people say 'our country' which means Korea.[9]


Rigveda Wiki itself introduces a place full of information, which is either useless or related to subcultures, such as otakus. It is less objective then Wikipedia. Rigveda Wiki allows guessing, individual opinions, and rumors without any reliable sources, and therefore includes inaccurate information which is very likely to be disputed.[10]

Wiki Neet[edit]

This term is used to describe people who spend a lot of time in Rigveda Wiki. People think that they don't have any special purpose on their lives and spend their time just doing nothing.[11]

Preserving memory[edit]

Rigveda Wiki is a place to preserve social memory. Sinking of the MV Sewol was a horrible memory for South Koreans, and they don't want to forget about this. Rigveda Wiki was one of the websites used to record people's thoughts on this incident. As a result, in only a week, 34,000 words were added to the related article on the wiki.[12]

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